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Airbus Helicopters EC135

The twin-engine EC135 helicopter is one of the most widely used helicopter types in the field of air rescue. It is compactly built and is also renowned for its endurance and reliability. The EC135 rescue helicopter is equipped with a rescue hoist and Rega-specific medical equipment. It operates in the Geneva region and will be replaced by a new, state-of-the-art five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter by 2025.


Technical data

2 engines (Arrius 2B2), take-off power2 x 740 HP
Rotor diameter10.20 m
Length12.16 m
Height3.54 m
Max. flying speedapprox. 230 km/h
Max. take-off weight2,910 kg
Operational altitude3,000 m a.s.l.
Hoist50 m, 204 kg
Patient capacity1 lying or sitting